RFID & Wireless IoT Global

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  • Topics: Industrial IoT, Automotive, Logistics, Healthcare, Retail, Smart City, Security and Consumer IoT
  • Technologies: RFID, NFC, BLE, LPWAN, RTLS, WiFi, 4G/5G, GPS, ORM, SAW
02/2020 - Publication date: April 7, 2020

Production figures in the automotive market have been declining for years. Between 2018 and 2019, they fell by 6.8% in the EU. According to forecasts, the number of passenger cars in Europe will not increase any further at least until 2030, and by 2035 it will have actually fallen by 8% compared to 2018. In China, there will probably be 11 million more cars on the roads in 2030 than in 2018.

Alternative drive systems are growing significantly in all countries of the EU. In 2019, pure e-battery cars, hybrid cars, and LPG passenger cars will have an increase of 27.5 % compared to the previous year. In Germany, numerous large cities have planned extensive fleets of electric buses. Compared to 2019, four times as many charging stations will be required in terms of infrastructure by 2025.

By 2030, over half of all new purchases will have integrated 5G communication technology. The manufacturers of connected and mobility services will then have a larger market share. Semi-autonomous driving would be possible everywhere by 2050, but even then it will mainly take place on highways. According to current estimates, only around 17.8 % of drivers would drive semi-autonomously in the city.


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OPC UA Technology

Reliable M2M Communication

OPC UA: Reliable M2M Communication

OPC UA is much more than 'just' another protocol! The technology is sovereignly developed by over 750 OPC Foundation members in a non-profit organization.

Automotive Logistics

Logistics Processes Converge

SEAT: Logistics Processes Converge with RFID

RFID reading points on the complete compound, license plate readers, paperless distribution processes, new IT system – SEAT increases transparency in car delivery.

Real-Time Localization

Tracking in Pre-series Car Production

Kathrein Solutions: Tracking in Pre-series Car Production with UWB

UWB-based real-time localization solution tracks a German car manufacturer's pre-series vehicle over three floors with an accuracy of up to 30 centimeters.

RFID Label Production

Combining the Best of Both Worlds

Avery Dennison: Combining the Best of Both Worlds

With the integration of Smartrac into the Avery Dennison Intelligent Labels Business, an RFID company is being created that has seven production sites world-wide.

Fertilizer Technology

Farmer 4.0

Rauch: Farmer 4.0

Rauch is the first manufacturer in the world to tag throwing discs with RFID technology. HF RFID tags on the disc are recorded by readers on the gearbox of the fertilizer spreader.

Tool Management

Honing and Mechanical Deburring

Kadia: Honing and Mechanical Deburring

Thanks to plausibility checks, a digitalized RFID tool recording system increases the reliability of precision machining processes for the precise processing of bores.

Transponder Development

Can it be Even Smaller?

Transponder Development at Neosid: Can it be Even Smaller?

Miniaturized RFID/NFC transponders for tough, industrial use: In metal, in contact with aggressive liquids, at temperatures up to 275 degrees Celsius.

Predictive Maintenance

Faster Information at Lower Costs

Istanbul Airport: Predictive Maintenance

At one of the largest airports in the world, LoRaWAN supports real-time monitoring and predictive maintenance of countless devices, machines and equipment.

Production Control

100 Percent Transparency in Manufacturing

El Sewedy Electric: 100 Percent Transparency in Manufacturing

UHF RFID captures raw materials, semi-finished and finished products from incoming goods to outgoing goods at several El Sewedy Electric production plants.

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03/2020 - Publication date: May 26th 2020

The everyday processes in a clinic or laboratory are complex. Patient safety has the highest priority. The quality of care must be guaranteed at all times. The correct identification of a sample in the laboratory can be as life-saving as locating equipment, preparing surgical instruments or monitoring compliance with hygiene standards.

Hospital management 2020 means: Efficient digitalization strategies geared to everyday processes. These include laundry management with laundry lockers or rooms, the use of pneumatic delivery systems, patient-care robots and the rapid connection between laboratories and wards, the identification of patients and staff, the location and digital maintenance of medical equipment, the monitoring of surgical plans, and the temperature of drugs, laboratory samples and blood donations.

All optimizations and cost reductions depend on an integrated digitalization strategy and the use of WIoT technologies such as RFID, NFC, BLE or WiFi.

In this issue

Central Sterilization

Tracking via RFID and WiFi

Asklepios: Tracking via RFID and Wifi

RFID and WiFi-based tracking solutions are used in the central sterilization department of the Asklepios clinics in Hamburg to create the highest possible transparency in instrument preparation.

Blood Donation Service

Digitalizing Patient Safety

DRK Blood Donor Service NSTOB

The DRK blood donation service NSTOB is looking for technological solutions to achieve the highest possible level of patient safety before, during, and after blood donation.

Molecular Laboratory

Sample Identification at Minus 200 Degrees

European Molecular Biology Laboratory

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Grenoble uses RFID technology for the identification and automated handling of biological samples at cryogenic temperatures.

Asset Tracking

Asset Management in Over 135 Facilities

Ministry of Health of the UAE

The Ministry of Health of the United Arab Emirates has commissioned a nationwide RFID-based asset tracking system in 17 hospitals, 113 clinics and health centers as well as 6 warehouses.


Digitalization as Cornerstone of the New Clinic Building

University Hospital Aarhus

With the construction and consolidation of distributed hospitals in the University Hospital Aarhus, one of the largest and most modern health centers in Northern Europe has been created, relying extensively on digitalized processes.

Pneumatic Tube System

Accelerate Laboratory Sample Transports Safely

University Hospital Dresden

RFID supports the identification of laboratory samples and medical materials, which are currently transported by pneumatic post over a distance of five kilometers and 19 stations in the university hospital.

Technology Tests

Wireless IoT in the Hospital

UMC Utrecht

At the University Hospital Utrecht, in a temporarily closed ward, wireless IoT technologies are tested and researched in tracking applications under real conditions.

NFC in Healthcare

NFC Sensors for the Treatment of Chronic Diseases

Fraunhofer IMS

Sensors that communicate via passive NFC interface support the treatment of chronic diseases such as diabetes or data acquisition directly from the bloodstream.

Security and Localization

RFID Supports Localization

Adana Health Campus

The Adana Health Campus relies on active and passive RFID applications to locate people and assets, ensuring the highest possible level of security.

Advertorials and promotion

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